Evening top 5: Enda's farewell; dangers of eating too much; and Bank of Ireland CEO

The top stories this Wednesday night

Enda Kenny steps down as Fine Gael leader

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny is stepping down as Fine Gael leader from midnight Wednesday.

In a statement posted on Twitter earlier, Mr Kenny said he will continue to carry out his leadership duties in an acting capacity until a successor is elected.

"I want to assure people that throughout this internal process, I will continue to carry out my duties and responsibilities as Taoiseach in full", he said.

Danny Healy-Rae: 'If you eat too much, you're a danger on the road'

Danny Healy-Rae has claimed that people can be a danger on the road if they "eat too much".

The Kerry TD was speaking at an Oireachtas committee earlier today, where representatives of the RSA were discussing proposed new drink driving legislation.

The proposals include an automatic driving ban for first-time offenders caught at the lower limit.

Study finds abortion pills sourced online are 'safe and effective'

95% of Irish women who took online abortion pills reported successfully ending their pregnancy without 'surgical intervention', a new study has found.

Researchers analysed the cases of 1,000 women from Ireland and Northern Ireland who were supplied pills and online support by the organisation Women on Web.

Mick Cooke shares bemusement at Sean Maguire Ireland omission

On Monday, Ireland manager Martin O'Neill named his latest squad for the upcoming friendlies and World Cup qualifier and one of the players absent was prolific Cork City striker Sean Maguire.

While a call up wasn't necessarily expected, there had been calls from commentators and observers for the 23 year old forward to be given a chance at international level, particularly in the friendly games.

Bank of Ireland appoints Francesca McDonagh as new CEO

Bank of Ireland has announced the appointment of Francesca McDonagh as the group's new chief executive officer.

McDonagh will succeed Richie Boucher and will also take up the position of executive director on the board on October 2nd.

The 42-year-old joins the bank from HSBC, where she has worked as head of retail banking and wealth management for the UK and Europe since 2014.